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On August 31, 2015, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) informed states about a new permanent option under state Medicaid plan authority to use gross income information from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to support Medicaid income eligibility determinations. The SNAP data can be used for determinations on initial application and for renewal for certain populations. The use of SNAP eligibility data is one of several temporary strategies offered to states in 2013 to streamline the efficient and timely enrollment of large numbers of adults newly eligible for Medicaid as of January 1, 2014.

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